Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Boggle'
- startle with amazement or fear
- hesitate when confronted with a problem, or when in doubt or fear
- overcome with amazement; "This boggles the mind!" [syn: flabbergast, bowl over]
- Boggle \Bog"gle\, v. t.
To embarrass with difficulties; to make a bungle or botch of.
[Local, U. S.]
- Bogle \Bo"gle\, n. [Scot. and North Eng. bogle, bogill, bugill,
specter; as a verb, to terrify, fr. W. bwgwl threatening,
fear, bwg, bwgan, specter, hobgoblin. Cf. Bug.]
A goblin; a specter; a frightful phantom; a bogy; a bugbear.
[Written also boggle.]
- Boggle \Bog"gle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Boggled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Boggling.] [ See Bogle, n.]
- To stop or hesitate as if suddenly frightened, or in doubt, or impeded by unforeseen difficulties; to take alarm; to exhibit hesitancy and indecision. We start and boggle at every unusual appearance. --Glanvill. Boggling at nothing which serveth their purpose. --Barrow.
- To do anything awkwardly or unskillfully.
- To play fast and loose; to dissemble. --Howell. Syn: To doubt; hesitate; shrink; stickle; demur.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Boggle'
Boggle is a word game designed by Allan Turoff and trademarked by Parker Brothers, a division of Hasbro. The game is played using a plastic grid of lettered dice, in which players attempt to find words in sequences of adjacent letters.
The game begins by shaking a covered tray of sixteen cubic dice, each with a different letter printed on each of its sides. The dice settle into a 4x4 tray so that only the top letter of each cube is visible. After they have settled into the grid, a three-minute timer is started and all players simultaneously begin the main phase of play.
Each player searches for words that can be constructed from the letters of sequentially adjacent cubes, where "adjacent" cubes are those horizontally, vertically or diagonally neighboring. Words must be at least three letters long, may include singular and plural (or other derived forms) separately, but may not use the same letter cube more than once per word. Each player records all the words he or she finds by writing on a private sheet of paper. After three minutes have elapsed, all players must immediately stop writing and the game enters the scoring phase.[See more about Boggle at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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